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Nanny Ogg's Cookbook is a book of recipes and wisdom of the Discworld character Nanny Ogg by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs and Tina Hannan, and illustrated by Paul Kidby. The book is primarily divided into two parts, "The Recipes" and "On Etiquette".

As commented by the (fictitious) editors of this book in the front of the book in a series of post-it note memoranda Nanny Ogg stole most of the work in this book from other sources such as the old editions of The Discworld Almanack, Wormolds Steerage, Twurps Peerage and several others. Most (although not all) of the recipes could feasibly be prepared.

Nanny Ogg has also written two other books, the most famous of which, The Joye of Snackes, has been banned and the other book, supposedly of children's stories (Mother Ogg's Tales For Tiny Folk), has been recalled.

True Nature[]

The first reference to Nanny Ogg's Cookbook appeared in 'Witches Abroad', where the cookbook makes its way to Ankh-Morpork and is subsequently published. What must be emphasised is that the book is not a cookbook in the traditional sense. It could perhaps be likened to the Kama Sutra in terms of content, through perhaps being of Nanny's authorship, a trifle more vulgar and also perhaps even more explicit, and not unnaturally perhaps most of all very descriptive.


The Recipes[]

The recipes section is prefaced by Nanny Ogg, with a short article headed "Nanny Ogg's Philosophy of Cookery", stating the importance of good common cookery in the modern day and introducing the book as one that focuses mainly on Lancre and Sto Plains cuisine. Since recipes are generally well-guarded and kept top secret, Nanny resorted to less conventional methods, saying that "it's amazing what you can do with a little charm and a lot of blackmail."

The recipes themselves are arranged approximately in the order of first courses, main dishes, miscellaneous savouries, puddings and miscellaneous sweets. Dwarf cookery, however, probably needs to have a place of its own as a boat anchor.

The recipes themselves are as follows:

  • Deep-Sea Blowfish, a dish ordered by Chidder and eaten by Teppicymon and Arthur Ludorum as part of their celebration for their Assassin's Guild graduation in Pyramids.
  • Banana Soup Surprise
  • Celery Astonishment
  • Primal Soup
  • Bread and Water
  • Mrs Colon's Genyooin Klatchian Curry
  • Sheep's EYes
  • Slumpie
  • Rincewind's Potato Cakes
  • Lady Sybil Vimes's Kedgegeree
  • Fikkun Haddock
  • Genuine Howondaland Curry
  • Carrot and Oysters Pie
  • Mrs Whitlow's Artery-Hardening Hogswatch Pie
  • Brodenquin Rôti Façon Ombres
  • Sergeant Angua's Vegetable Stew with Dumplings
  • Mrs Gogol's Clairvoyant Gumbo
  • C.M.O.T. Dibbler's Sausage Inna Bun
  • Nanny Ogg's Special Nibbles with Special Party Dip, Made Specially
  • Leonard of Quirm's Recipe for a Cheese Sandwich
  • Clooty Dumplings
  • Clammers Beefymite Spread
  • Wow-Wow Sauce
  • Knuckle Sandwich
  • Seldom Bucket's Favourite Snack
  • Nobby's Mom's Distressed Pudding
  • Strawberry Wobbler
  • Bloody Stupid Johnson's Individual Fruit Pie
  • Nanny Ogg's Perfectly Innocent Porridge with Completely Inoffensive Honey Mixture Which Shouldn't Make Anyone's Wife Laugh.
  • Chocolate Delight with Special Secret Sauce
  • The Least Favourite Dessert of Verence II, King of Lancre
  • Nanny Ogg's Maids of Honour
  • Gingerbread Men and Women
  • The Librarian's Recipe for Bananas
  • Klatchian Delight
  • Englebert's Enhancer
  • Lord Downey's Mint Humbugs
  • Spicy Spotted Dick
  • Traveller's Digestives
  • Jammy Devils
  • Dried Frog Pills
  • Pteppic's Djelibeybis
  • Figgin
  • Dwarf Cookery
    • Dwarf Cake
    • Dwarf Bread
    • Dwarfish Drop Scones
    • Lancre Mint Cake
    • Sticky Toffee Rat Onna Stick
    • Quattro Rodenti
    • Rat Vindaloo

On Etiquette[]


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